Christ on the Cross – (Francisco Zurbaran) Previous Next


Style: Baroque

Topic: Christianity Men Religious Religious

Technique: Oil

In 1627, while still resident in Llerena, Zurbarán painted this spectacular picture, that made him famous, for the Dominicans. It was placed in a small oratory chapel and made a strong impression. The represented drama in the composition is increased by the overpowering light, which heightens then transforms the real into superreal, thus expressing the dual nature of Christ.

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